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Level Three

Level Three Jazz Etudes for Saxophone provides challenging etudes for tenor and alto sax with demonstrations and play-along tracks.

These jazz saxophone etudes provide an in-depth exploration of six sets of standard jazz chord changes. Four challenging etudes are included for each progression. Text, describing the jazz theory and phrasing concepts used in each selection, serves as a useful jazz improvisation study guide.

The Level Three studies are categorized as the first, second, third and fourth etudes in accordance with specific harmonic concepts. For example, One Blue Once , and the other first etudes, were created from the basic scales used to construct the chords in the progression. Two Blue Once, and the other second etudes, incorporate bebop chromaticism with the basic scales from the progression. The third etudes add diminished and lydian scale harmony to the mix. The fourth etudes add melodic minor harmony.

A sample from the text associated with the third etudes is provided below. A total of 22 pages of text is included.

These jazz saxophone etudes are provided for both tenor and alto, with fast and slow (moderate) tempo play-along tracks. The versions are 100% compatible, and are provided on adjacent pages, making it possible for players of both instruments to practice and study together simultaneously. Demonstrations, using the fast tracks, are provided on tenor sax.


“It's always great to find refreshing material that adds variety and challenge to
your jazz consciousness. Randy Hunter's Jazz Etudes for Saxophone (level 3)
provides a wealth of informative examples and well-crafted contrafactual
musical compositions to use with or without the enclosed play-along CD. The
material is systematically organized and easy to follow. This will be a welcome
addition to my studio library.”

Chris Vadala
Director of Jazz Studies/Professor of Saxophone
University of Maryland School of Music
Selmer Saxophones and D'Addario/Rico Reed Artist Clinician


“Randy Hunter has developed a very smart study series here.  The book & etudes are very user friendly.  He has solved a problem with other duet books by providing Bb & Eb parts that are compatible. Check 'em out!”

Claire Daly
Renowned jazz instructor & performer
Teacher at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Middle School Jazz Academy
Litchfield Jazz Camp Staff
Five time winner of the Downbeat Critic's Poll "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition"






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